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Roof windows in a loft space

Lofts with roof windows are incredibly beautiful, it makes the space so much brighter and more airy. It opens up the house to the sky above and lets you see the sun, rain, clouds and stars.

I’ve recently come across these pictures of beautiful loft spaces with amazing windows..

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Interiors

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NY Times real estate

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And it looks pretty from the outside too

Slim House by Alma-nac

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Not only beautiful, they can also make you save energy as they let the daylight in which means you don’t have to turn the lights on and if it’s sunny the room gets warmer.

VELUX windows

The pictures above are from a company called VELUX® who does these types of pitched roof windows. They also do the flat roof windows that you can have over your bed or bath tub so you can watch the stars while lying down or having a bath…

And if you worry about it being too bright with these windows in for example the bedroom, they have blackout blinds too. I’ve even seen that they have some kind of blinds that have an insulation effect to keep  you warm on cold winter nights: VELUX blinds.

VELUX windows

This post is sponsored by VELUX

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new curtains & how to make your own

I have recently put up new curtains in the kitchen and living room. I made them myself when I was back in Sweden a while ago (with some help from my mum – tack mamma!)

Here’s how they look like in the lounge:

black and white living room curtainssorry for the scaffolding outside, it has been there for ages now which is really annoying! Here’s how it looks like when they’re pulled out, for example when watching a film

black and white living room curtainsI wanted something discrete and black & white and found this textile at IKEA.

For the kitchen windows, I also wanted something black and white but with slightly more pattern. The kitchen and lounge are in the same room but kind of separate, so they needed to go well together.

patterned kitchen curtains with leaves

kitchen curtains leavesIn the kicthen, it wasn’t possible to have the normal kind of curtains because of the windows. So I made these short ones instead.

But both the kitchen and lounge curtains are made in the same style, I think it’s called slot top, or they’re at least similar to slot top. And they’re pretty easy to make!

 

HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN CURTAINS:

1. Measure the windows and decide how long you want the curtains and how wide you want them. The wider, the more “waves”.

2. Add some inches for the hemline on all sides, especially a lot at the top (see further down why).

3. Cut the textile accordingly.

4. Fold the top hemline, approximately 10 cm, then make 3 seams (see picture below), this way you create some textile above the curtain pole and one hole for the pole. Make sure you make enough space for the pole.

5. Sew the other hemlines.

6. Iron the curtains (wrinkly curtains are ugly) and then put them up!

 

Picture for the 4th step above – the top hemline. The dotted lines are where you make seams.

how to make your own curtains

 

 

This is my cute little sewing bag where I keep my sewing stuff!

sewing kit

 

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